Beijing Gold Exchange Centre - New Lunar Year of the X series

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  1. Stark

    Stark Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hi folks!

    Dedicated to kilo+ medals from Shanghai New Century Medals.

    You are probably all familiar with Snake Dance.

    Here is first one from the series, Dragon from 2012. It's actually a little bit "lighter" than younger "siblings".

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    Source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/China-2011-...Domain_0&hash=item2a522ea250&autorefresh=true

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    Source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/China-2011-...Domain_0&hash=item2a522ea250&autorefresh=true

    I have no attention to make some advertisement or anything but I couldn't find any other pictures of the medal.

    I guess the actual mintage is much lower.

    Can't wait to see the tiger! :)
     
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    This entire Lunar series by the Shanghai New Century Medals Co. is awesome!

    I was told that the designer / sculptor of the famed Snake Dance medal is the same for the 2011 Dragon, 2013 Horse, and 2014 Goat.

    These are huge medals in this series....120mm diameter and very high relief.

    Thanks for sharing this.


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    It is 9 dragons. Is this belong to lunar series ?

    I need to find out more in end June after complete my mid term budget for the full time job.
     
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    Wow! Is that the brass version andrew? It looks awesome!




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    yes, It is the brass version. The sculptor is famous and reputable. The name this medal as 9 sons of dragon.
     
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    I contacted thincat00 if he can provide me some info about the first medal from the same series as Snake Dance. He sent me few pictures. Then I noticed he also put this medal up for the sale.

    Since there no picture of COA from any of the medal can be found and there is not much info on the internet I'm a little bit confused. :)
     
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    its 9sons of dragon
    not belongs to lunar series
    i have sold on 2012 to usa dealer
    i still keep 2pc in my own collection
     
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    Is the 2012 Snake Dance medal ( post # 14 on this page = http://forums.silverstackers.com/to...c-fix-random-thoughts-updates-advice-etc.html ) part of a Lunar series by the Shanghai New Century Medals Co (ShNCMC)? Or is it a single medal not part of a series? Thincat (Frank Zeng) believes it's part of a Lunar series from the ShNCMC.

    If it is part of a Lunar series, do you have a picture or a link to the Dragon from that series?




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    someone said yes someone said no

    80% people think as long as with any lunar that call lunar series
    so i think still can call lunar series its easy to remember for us
    if the name directly translate in english then no lunar
    just called mintthey said now always called that is big lunar series

    so almostly 99.99% confirm it now
     
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    Wow! Nice!



    For that 1st (600 g) "Nine Sons Silver Dragon" medal,
    1) It's minted by the Shanghai Mint Co, correct? That's an official mint, yes?
    2) What year is the medal minted?
    3) The red dragon eyes are made from what material?



    For that 2nd (2 kilo) "Nine Sub Real Dragon" medal,
    1) Are there bigger pictures of the medal? (The pictures on that page are small.)
    2) What is the actual mintage and price?
    3) That medal is produced by the China Gold Coin Corporation Shenzhen Guobao Mint Co....is that an official mint in China or is it considered a reputable mint? 4) Do you know what year that 2 kilo medal was minted?


    Thanks for your help.



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    I just noticed that a rare 120mm silver Snake Dance medal is up for auction on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/China-2012-...927273?hash=item2a6a5a4529:g:xKkAAOSwzJ5XYk45


    Each of the 9 silver medals has a different weight of more than 1 kilo. This particular medal in that auction is 1,250 grams.

    While the max mintage is 99, the actual mintage is 9 from what I last read.

    In all likelihood, the mintage will remain at 9 indefinitely as the mint will not go back into production of these unless they get an order of a minimum of 5 silver medals. That's my understanding.


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    Correct title of the topic should be it seems Beijing Gold Exchange Centre, Shanghai New Century Mint is just minting them.

    It seems also that correct year is 2012, 2013 is lunar year of the snake.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to see next medals in the series.:)
     

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